weekend reads {jan 7&8}

Helllllo and welcome to the first weekend reads of 2017! As part ofthe new year, I am introducing a new format to my weekly round-up of what to read. The top section is dedicated to blog posts from bloggers that I'm currently crushing on. Then the middle section will be dedicated to current events + topical stories (i.e. NYFW, fashion trends, the jury on microneedling at home). Finally, the last section will be dedicated to long-form reads that take more than your 5-minute bathroom break with your work bestie. I hope you like it, and let me know what you're reading in the comments below! 

xx phoebe • honestly, though 



DC Refined put together a little round-up of some of their favorite winter outfits — and included some of the best fashion bloggers in the DMV. Steal their style

About ready to jump on a plane and go to LA, JUST so that I can do these hikes. Thanks for the insights, Michelle Takes Aim

Paola from Blank Itinerary talks winter whites + if someone could buy me her entire outfit in this post, I would be forever grateful. Honestly, though. 

The best outerwear trends straight from DMV-turned-New Yorker, The Freckled Life

The best biker chic outfit I've ever seen from Washingtonian, Sarah Collie of District Damsel

Obsessing over all of these outfit ideas from A Cup of Jo

And a huge shoutout to Julien of It's Julien, so explaing Hygge way better than I ever could. 

"To tell yourself that you’re absolutely going to do or not do something is just plain unrealistic, as we never know what surprises may pop up throughout the year." - Julia Engel, Gal Meets Glam

in the know 

What your coffee says about you, from comedian write Nikki Freas [Capitol Standard]

The case against luxury gyms...and it's more compelling than you'd think. [Vox]

Fast-casual startups are a dime-a-dozen in DC. But that's not a bad thing. [Washington Post]

What's in and out for 2017, straight from Elle.com [Elle]

How to eat through DC this week (lol) [DCist]

What from Obama's administration will be reversed by the Trump administration...and what will survive [Vox]

long-form pieces

the hidden history of blagden alley [Saving Places]

The backstory on Glossier. If you have 20 minutes, it's MORE than worth the read. [Buzzfeed]

How NPR's Tiny Desk Concert got a cult following [Vox]